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Re: conditionals in

From: John Calcote
Subject: Re: conditionals in
Date: Wed, 30 Jun 2010 07:56:15 -0600
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On 6/30/2010 3:41 AM, Wesley Smith wrote:
>> From the automake manual:
> You may only test a single variable in an if statement, possibly
> negated using ‘!’. The else statement may be omitted. Conditionals may
> be nested to any depth. You may specify an argument to else in which
> case it must be the negation of the condition used for the current if.
> Similarly you may specify the condition that is closed on the endif
> line:
>      if DEBUG
>      DBG = debug
>      else !DEBUG
>      DBG =
>      endif !DEBUG
> What's the purpose of "specifying the condition that is closed"?  I've
> never seen this kind of construct before.  Is it a substitute for
> elseif?

Documentation. There may be several dozen lines of code between the if
and the else. A reader may be wondering... else what?


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